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Drivers deal with the stinging cold winter storm

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

Today's snowy weather meant a day off for many students but for those who had to commute, faced slick streets and fierce winds. The biggest concern is the wind drifting snow and flash freezing. That's a phenomenon that occurs when water on the roads turns into ice as temperatures drop at a rapid pace. 

Fox47 spoke to some people who shared with us how they stay prepared for winter storms while behind-the-wheel.

"I make sure my tires are there," said Eric Bloomfield. "I have blankets in the car. And, I always make sure I have adequate fuel in the tank." 

Kyle Schoh says he always keeps jumper cables, gloves, a hat, and salt in his trunk.

Experts say to be on the lookout for black ice, some of which will be under snow-covered streets.

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